$58,913
Avg. Salary
$19.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,934

Bonus

$3,004

Profit Sharing

$8,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is $19.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is $58,913 per year.

10%
$14.37
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$19.83
50%
$30.22
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MEDIAN $19.83
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$40k
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$59k
50%
$87k
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MEDIAN $58,913
$40,327 - $86,560
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MEDIAN: $58,913
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$0$88K
Salary $40,327 - $86,560
Bonus $483 - $10,131
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $11,000
Commission $35.88 - $28,828
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,731 - $88,589
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,728
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.37 - $30.22
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.13 - $38.71
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $483 - $10,131
Commission $35.88 - $28,828
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $11,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,731 - $88,589
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,400

Job Description

A construction estimator can be used on many types of construction jobs, from a home to a road to a waste water treatment plant. A construction estimator determines how much to budget for the job and how much to bid for it. The estimator will review the plans, visit the proposed construction site, and then estimate what it will cost to build.

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Construction Estimator Tasks
  • Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
  • Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
  • Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Construction Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,509 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 899 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 791 salaries. A Construction Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 425 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,462

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Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Estimator?

Construction Estimator in Wilmington:
Pros: Keeps me interested.
Cons: Long hours.

Construction Estimator in Frederick:
"Running down a dead end road."
Learn everything you can, about every facet of your job. When you run out of things to learn, learn about how your Product affects the down-stream processes in your organization. Dont be afraid of asking what you think might be an "obvious" question. Critical details get missed when you assume everyone is as smart as you. Dont be afraid of asking for or demanding the credit you deserve. I was raised 'old school' and thought a job well done was its own reward. It was a wake-up call to realize that others were taking advantage of my hard work leaving me behind to do more work.

Construction Estimator in Loganville:
"Pay Raise Research."
Pros: Casual atmosphere, learning several different tasks, meeting clients and developing professional relationships.
Cons: Work flexibility is limited, stress level is high, culture in office could be much better, problems dealt with more constructively.

Construction Estimator in Rogers:
"Sales."
Always follow up with your clients.

Construction Estimator in Binghamton:
"Hard work and dedication."
Hard work and dedication.

Construction Estimator in Saginaw:
"Trust your estimates."
Know the specifications as well as the plans.

Construction Estimator in Anaheim:
"Phone, computer, estimates, More estimates oh your busy here."
Kiss your weekends good bye, working here is a endless supply of work never ending.

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Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1215 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$56,000

▼14%

How Skills Affect Salaries

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▲13%



National Average
$56,000

▼1%



Microsoft Excel
▼4%



xactimate
▼6%

▼7%



▼13%

Customer Relations
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1215 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 29%